This CD attempts to showcase the wide variety of entertainment which was available during the period 1925 to 1956. As well as acting as a sampler of some of the major artistes on the other CDs in the Variety Series, a number of less well known names are included.
Names such as Jack Hodges who was known as The Raspberry King for his interesting ability to make a tuneful noise, and Reginald Gardiner with his classic monologue Trains. Frank Randle gives us his rather scurrilous live performance as The Hiker and also included is Julian Rose's rare recording of Mrs. Blumberg's Jewish Boarding House.
The Two Leslies: It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day Arthur Askey: The Bunny Rabbit Billy Bennett: Please let me sleep on your Doorstep tonight Douglas Byng: Doris, The Goddess of Wind Bobbie Comber: Bandy Bertha's Birthday G H Elliott: Hello Susie Green Gracie Fields: Old Man's Darling Flanders & Swann: Music of a Gnu Flotsam & Jetsam: A British Spelling Song Reginald Gardiner: Trains Hughie Green: The Family Song Album Jack Hodges (The Raspberry King): Everything is Fresh Today Frankie Howerd: Three Little FIshes Jackie Hunter: Down at the Winegar Works Lupino Lane: I do like a little bit of Nougat Max Miller: Does She still remember Lily Morris: Don't 'ave any more, Mrs Moore (Live Version) Tessie O'Shea: I'm Ready, I'm Willing Frank Randle: The Old Hiker (Live Recording) Clarkson Rose: The Lunatic's Lullaby Julian Rose: Mrs. Blumberg's Jewish Boarding House Randolph Sutton: The Click of the Little Green Gate Harry Torrani: Yodeller's Dream Girl